6 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia & Otočec Itinerary

6 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia & Otočec Itinerary

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Idrija
Drive
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Škofja Loka
Drive
3
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kamnik
— 1 day
Drive
5
Otočec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kočevje

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Idrija

While on holiday in Idrija, you'll be able to see a World Heritage Site featuring one of the largest mercury mines in the entire world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get all the information you need at Tourist Information Centre Idrija.

Before you visit Idrija, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Škofja Loka.
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Škofja Loka

Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Škofja Loka Castle.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Škofja Loka travel route planner.

You can drive from Idrija to Škofja Loka in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Škofja Loka

Museums · Historic Sites
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Ljubljana

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding has been added to your itinerary. On your second day here, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then visit Ljubljana Old Town.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Škofja Loka to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kamnik.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Parks · Adventure · Tours
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Kamnik

— 1 day
History buffs can spend their entire Kamnik vacation soaking in the town's medieval appeal at two castles, monastery, and lively streets packed with artisanal workshops.
On the 13th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Krvavec and then stroll around Volčji Potok Arboretum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kamnik online trip itinerary maker.

Kamnik is just a short distance from Ljubljana. In May, daily temperatures in Kamnik can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Otočec.

Things to do in Kamnik

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Otočec

— 2 nights
Located on the left bank of the Krka River, Otocec attracts visitors with its castle, a top attraction in the region.
On the 14th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Novo Mesto Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Brežice Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at Otočec Castle Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Otočec trip site.

You can drive from Kamnik to Otočec in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kočevje.

Things to do in Otočec

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Kočevje

Together with the Krokar primeval forest, which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kočevje Region makes for a truly mystical forest landscape.
To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kočevje trip maker site.

Getting from Otočec to Kočevje by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Otočec in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kočevje, with lows of 17°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kočevje

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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Novo Mesto travel guide

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Gardens · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. The town is traditionally considered the economic and cultural centre of the historical Lower Carniola region.NameNovo Mesto was attested in historical sources in 1365 as Růdolfswerde . The German name is a compound of the personal name Rudolf and wert 'island, peninsula, land above the water', and refers to Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria, who conferred town rights upon the settlement in 1365. The parallel German name Neustadtl was also in use . The name used for the settlement before 1365 is unknown. The Slovene name Novo mesto literally means 'new town'; names like this are common in Europe and generally refer to settlements built at a site where an older one was burned or otherwise destroyed. From 1865 to 1918, the town was officially named Rudolfovo in Slovene, based on the German name. Following World War I and the dissolution of Austria-Hungary, the city became part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and was officially renamed Novo mesto.

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